I’m a master at hiding my feelings. Are you?
Of course I’m referring those feelings that society tells us are negative or bad: anger, resentment, jealousy, pride, shame, guilt, selfishness, and sadness. The problem with hiding those feelings is that ALL feelings get diminished as well, even joy, exhilaration, excitement, appreciation, gratitude, and love.
I was living life in neutral.
Yeah, I was good at ‘faking’ happiness and joy, but I could feel that something was missing. The sheer bliss and abandonment that I wanted to express was always held in check. And for someone (me) who wants to ‘belong’ or ‘fit in,’ I was setting myself apart from everyone because I couldn’t afford for anyone to notice that I was always in neutral.
“I'm here to help you take risks. If you don't believe that I can see you and know who you are then don't hire me. I'm not here to fight with you about who you are. I'm here to call you forth and out of the shadows.
When I read those words, all of the parts of me that I’ve been hiding and containing for years start crackling with excitement and hope that finally, someone will ‘get me’ and I can come out of hiding and show up in my full brilliance and glory – warts and all!
Actually, I have worked with Denise as a coach and mentor and she continues to challenge me to become more authentic, more raw, more real, and more vulnerable. She shows me that what I thought were weaknesses that needed to be hidden are my sources of strength and beauty.
It feels scary to come out of the shadows and be seen.
But we need to do it anyway. We need to be our authentic selves to show up with our talents and gifts. We need to let our ideas and truth be known if we are going to make an impact. Following the crowd and hiding our soul can no longer be an option.
For me, I’m stepping into my strengths: listening, asking questions, and being perceptive. And I’m acknowledging my gifts of intuition and healing to make a bigger impact with those I work with. And it might not sound like much just reading it in this in this article, but for me, it is a HUGE risk (uncomfortable) to even speak about my talents and gifts.
I do not want to contain any part of myself any longer. Do you?
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We are so much more than we think. Isn’t that amazing?
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